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Current conditions

  • 68°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 62.0
  • Wind from NW 5 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Pressure: 1012

Today

  • Hi 78°

Tonight

  • Lo 66°

Tides

LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE
AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
SUN, JUNE 26 8:24 0.3’ 9:08 2.3’ 1:22 4.8' 3:17 4.7’
MON, JUNE 27 9:19 0.7’ 10:37 1.9’ 2:40 4.3' 4:13 5.1’
TUE, JUNE 28 10:19 1’ 11:55 1.1’ 4:12 3.9' 5:08 5.6’
WED, JUNE 29 11:19 1.3’ 5:43 3.8' 5:59 6.1’
THUR, JUNE 30 12:58 0.4’ 12:17 1.4’ 7:00 3.9' 6:48 6.6’
FRI, JULY 1 1:52 -0.4’ 1:11 1.5’ 8:04 4.1' 7:35 6.9’
SAT, JULY 2 2:40 -0.9’ 2:01 1.6’ 8:58 4.3' 8:20 7.2’
SUN, JULY 3 3:25 -1.3’ 2:50 1.6’ 9:47 4.5' 9:05 7.3’
MON, JULY 4 4:08 -1.4’ 3:36 1.7’ 10:32 4.6' 9:48 7.1’
TUE, JULY 5 4:50 -1.3’ 4:23 1.8’ 11:16 4.6' 10:31 6.8’

Waves (Bird Rock)

Height Direction Interval
Sun, June 26 3'-5' SSW 17 seconds

Waves (Carlsbad)

Height Direction Interval
Mon, June 27 3'-4' SSW 15 seconds
Tue, June 28 2'-3' SSW 18 seconds
Wed, June 29 3'-4' SSW 19 seconds
Thur, June 30 4'-6' SSW 17 seconds
Fri, July 1 3'-5' SSW 16 seconds
Sat, July 2 3'-5' SSW 15 seconds
Sun, July 3 2'-4' SSW 14 seconds

Water Conditions

SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LOW HIGH
68ºF 70ºF
VISIBILITY
10'-20'

In contrast to the good surf out of the SSW, La Jolla Cove will have mostly ankle to knee slappers. That, coupled with sunny days and light to moderate winds should make for good visibility inside the point and along the kelp. The surfers will be able to pick their spots as it should be clean, chest to head-high fun on all the San Diego county breaks exposed to the SSW. Boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

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September 2005 sunset at Ocean Beach Pier









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September 2005 sunset at Ocean Beach Pier Ocean Beach, San Diego, California 92107

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Fish Report

Inshore: The yellowtail numbers came back up a bit this past week for the ½- and ¾-day boats, while calico bass, rockfish, and bonito are dominating the counts for the short trips. A few more white seabass are showing off the kelp edge, specifically La Jolla where there are some market squid in 80-120 feet of water. Whitefish are starting to bite well for the dropper-loopers on squid strips and sheephead continue to eat shrimp, or even a recycled tuna crab. The sanddab fishing out of Oceanside has been good for those targeting them.

Outside: White seabass are showing very well at Catalina and Clemente Islands for the boats out of the landings to the north of San Diego county but the big story here is still the big bluefin tuna. There are massive schools moving through the area, and though a bit tight-lipped and boat shy, when they do blow up they are churning the water white and pinning anglers to the rail. A few schools of yellowfin tuna to 35 pounds are being found off the high spots down the line. Yellowtail are holding on the banks and also offshore under kelp paddies. White seabass are starting to show along the northern Baja coast and worth a look for the longer range boats passing the San Quintin area.

6/19 – 6/25 Dock Totals: 3,313 anglers aboard 134 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 4 white seabass, 25 bluefin tuna, 45 yellowfin tuna, 1,366 yellowtail, 662 calico bass, 21 sand bass, 5,019 rockfish, 24 lingcod, 23 sculpin, 459 bonito, 22 barracuda, 12 sheephead, 138 whitefish, 7 halibut, 201 sanddab, 69 bocaccio, 1 cabezon, 3 halfmoon, 3 white croaker and 430 mackerel.

Notable: For most anglers, keeping a few shiny casting lures in the box isn’t that much of an expense in the overall budget for fishing. That said, I have found that while targeting the toothier top-water species inshore, such as barracuda and bonito in SoCal waters or sierra and cabrilla in Baja Sur, cheap homemade "spoons" work very well. Just grab some old silverware, split rings and hooks and for pennies on the dollar one can make effective lures in just about any weight and for use just about anywhere in the water column. Butter knives, thick fork and spoon handles work the best for the heavier jigs while spoons can be skirted for a lighter Krokadile-type lure. All can be bent, or "tuned," for just about any desired action.

Scheduled fish plants (lbs): 7/1 Santee Lakes, catfish, (1000), 7/4 Jennings, catfish (1000)

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